Why Rhodes State College?
When it comes to choosing a college, there's a lot to consider — from tuition costs and degree options to class sizes and convenience. That's why we want you to have all the facts about Rhodes State, so you can make the right decision for your tomorrow.
With nearly 4,000 students, we're one of the fastest growing two-year colleges in Ohio. Why? Because more and more people appreciate our ability to provide a quality education at an affordable cost. We have some of the lowest tuition fees in West Central Ohio. That means two years here cost about 50 percent less than the same amount of course work at a four-year public college.
We offer degrees and certificates in fields like information technology, law enforcement and allied health — all of which have bright outlooks for future employment. Our AA degree has a liberal arts emphasis and prepares you to enter a bachelor of arts program. Our AS degree is designed for students who want to pursue a bachelor of science program. You can go on to study business, criminal justice, chemistry, physics, engineering and more. Also, as part of the University System of Ohio, our AA and AS degrees are approved to transfer to other public and private universities throughout the state.
Compared to other two-year colleges, our students who transfer have one of the highest university completion rates in the state. And of those who transfer and graduate from universities have some of the highest GPAs in the state.
We maintain partnerships and outreach relationships with many area businesses, which give you access to internships, job placement assistance and more.
What is Distance Education?
Distance education at Rhodes State College supports the college mission to provide a flexible and accessible alternative for students who are unable to come to campus on a daily basis. Access to educational course work is available through many online and blended courses. Online and blended courses provide avenues to any student who wants an education. Distance education courses – both online and blended – provide a means to students who need to fit education into their busy lives and who have the motivation to learn on their own.
Are you ready for distance education?
Find out by completing the SmarterMeasure assessment.
SmarterMeasure was designed to help potential distance education students assess their strengths and weaknesses in the following areas:
- Life Factors
- Individual attributes
- Learning Styles
- Technical Competency, Skills, and Knowledge
- On-Screen Reading Rate and Recall
- Typing speed and Accuracy
Visit http://rhodes.smartermeasure.com and login with the following information:
After you login, you will receive an email from SmarterMeasure with a PIN. This PIN will allow you to log in again to finish your assessment and/or review your results. The assessment will take approximately 35 minutes to complete and your score will not prevent you from registering for online classes.
Is there an additional fee for distance education courses?
A fee of $10.50 per credit hour is charged for each distance education course taken.
Is Distance Education right for you?
As a student taking an alternate format class, you are not restricted to set classroom hours, you can learn in the comfort of your home, and you can review material that is unclear any number of times. However, you will be required to work on a far more independent basis while taking a course in one of these alternate formats.
- You are committed to completing your course.
- You have good reading and comprehension skills.
- You are able to avoid and overcome distractions.
- You are able to devote the necessary time to your studies.
- You have access to a quiet place to study.
- You have confidence in yourself as an independent learner.
- You are self motivated.
- You have self discipline and are able to set and maintain a schedule.
- You can meet deadlines.
- You possess good organizational skills.
- You practice good study skills.
- You do not need daily contact with you instructor but will contact the instructor when questions arise about the course.
- You realize that there are times you may be required to come to campus.
- You have reliable child care to support campus visits.
If you feel you do not possess the above skills, please consult with your advisor or your instructor. You may want to consider taking your course in a traditional class format, and your advisor or instructor will help you make that decision. Again we are pleased that you are taking a distance education course. Please telephone, stop by, or email your instructor prior to getting started on your course, or drop by the Center in Tech Lab Room 132 if you have any questions as you begin this term.
Out of State
Rhodes State College is currently authorized to deliver online programming in the following states:
- New York
- South Carolina